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This fundraiser ended on 03/21/12

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This fundraiser is to be used to concieve a child through IVF & cover all necessary medical expenses. To continue the Christian/Unger Family

Most people when they are ready to start a family it just happens nine months later a beautiful child is born and a new chapter in th book of life has begun. If you’re not faced with the challenge of having a child you may not even realize that one in every six couples may have problems with conception. I am sad to say that I fall into the category of not being able to conceive naturally. This is something that I am just starting to open up about, and how this is a irreversible condition. Maybe you are thinking, well there must be a reason that you can't conceive..…….When I was in my early twenties, I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The tumor was the size of a grapefruit when my oncologist removed it. The tumor attached itself to my stomach, bladder, intestines, bowel, and of course my pancreas. The tumor was centrally located and when the doctor removed it a portion of my digestive track, and pancreas had to be removed also, and my small intestines had to be rerouted in order to work again. As a result of the surgery, I have a build up of scar tissue that has damaged both of my fallopian tubes. I also have some residual side effect from the surgery, but it is nothing that I can’t handle. I was very lucky to have beaten a cancer that is usually fatal, and never found in someone that age, now I want to enjoy the rest of my life and experience the joy of childbirth. My husband and I have tried several times to get pregnant naturally and even though I get pregnant the egg never makes it to my uterus, which is known as an ectopic pregnancy, and is very dangerous. After my last ectopic pregnancy, I ended up having to have surgery to remove the baby, the fertility doctor also removed the scar tissue that damaged my tubes. Even though the scar tissue was removed the damage is already done, and is irreversible. The fertility doctor suggested that we run a few tests just to be positive my tubes are damaged. The tests did confirm my worst fears, so the only way that I can have a child is through in-vitro fertilization (IVF). The Doctor told me that because I have no problem with getting pregnant, just with the egg getting to my uterus, I should have no problem being able to conceive a child and happily completing a full term pregnancy through IVF.

According to my doctor, in my case, the cost of IVF will be approx $17,000-$22,000. In the state of Pennsylvania insurance companies do not help with IVF. They will help with testing, fertility medicines, and everything leading up to the actual IVF. There are no government grants to help assist with IVF either. It is almost next to impossiable for a working class family to have a child if it can't be done naturally. So that is where you come in, you will be assisting in makeing my profound and deepest desires of finally becoming a mother a reality. Through this fundraiser, with a small donation, you will aid in completing my family.

So I am asking you to take one moment and think about a few of these firsts that I will never experience without your assistance and caring nature..... the moment that you found out you were going to be a parent, the moment your child was born, your own child saying mommy or daddy. I would love nothing more than to hold my child in my arms and be able to watch them grow. I know that raising a child is hard work and tons of money, but a child is the most precious of blessings and my most fervent longing. I want to thank you for taking the time out of your life step into my shoes and feel for a moment my aspiration of becoming a mother. So when you decide if I’m going to be the one that you are going to donate to today, just remember you may or will have memories that I can never experience without your donation. This child would also help keep a family tree blossoming, seeing how my husband is the last male in his family.

If my goal is surpassed, I plan to donate the money to another family so that someone elses dreams of motherhood may also be reached.

Once you are finished with my fundraiser, please take the time to browse this amazing website that has helped so many people. Also spread the word, add it to your social network, so money may also be raised for someone that might be in a life or death situation.
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